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Curtin launches second annual Careers for Tomorrow Festival

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Curtin students are being given specialised tips to enhance their 21st century employability skills as part of the University’s second annual Careers for Tomorrow Festival.

Held at Curtin’s main Perth Campus this week, the festival introduces prospective graduates to the workforce of the future through tailor-made information sessions and industry networking activities.

Curtin University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Professor Jill Downie said the festival provided opportunities for students to engage with employers through a range of themed expos, workshops and events.

“Curtin’s Careers for Tomorrow Festival is designed to link tomorrow’s graduates with their future employers, as well as equip them with the additional skills they will need to successfully navigate the workforce,” Professor Downie said.

“For the first time this year, students will be given the opportunity to meet potential employers across a range of industries at a new daily zone that will offer a glimpse into a different sector every day.”

The daily Exhibitor Zone will introduce students to leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; healthcare; creative industries; and finance, accounting, marketing and property.

On Friday, August 16, the lunch-time daily zone will enable students to explore voluntourism, study or work abroad and local volunteering opportunities. Curtin’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will also be introduced to the organisations that are providing Indigenous-focused opportunities.

As part of an entrepreneurship session, students will learn how to turn a bright idea into a commercial success by hearing from leading entrepreneurs who have started their own businesses and start-ups.

Students who participate in three or more festival activities will go in the running to win $1500 towards a professional development opportunity of their choice, sponsored by Rio Tinto.

For more information about the Careers for Tomorrow Festival, visit here.

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